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Career Navigation Plus

October 2021 Creating opportunities and providing specialized support to women veterans and minority veterans is the goal of our new program called Be Connected Career Navigation Plus. We held a launch event for this initiative on September 30 to share the benefits available to participants.  If you or someone you know is a woman veteran or minority veteran, we invite …

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Support Before, During and After Deployment

October 2021 October 26 is National Day of the Deployed – our opportunity to honor the men and women deployed in service to our great nation. To ensure that we’re meeting the needs of veterans who have been deployed, and the families preparing for and reuniting after deployment, we encourage you to take the Arizona Veteran Survey. We want to …

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Arizona Veteran Success Stories

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Arizona Veteran Success Stories

August 2021 The Be Connected Support Line, 866-4AZ-VETS (866-429-8387) is available for any Arizona service member, Guard and Reserve members, veterans, their families and caregivers. This is a statewide support line offered at no cost that is answered by an Arizona-based team that specializes in providing resources and support for veterans, people in the military and anyone who supports them. …

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Our New Website: ConnectVeterans.org

Every two years, the Arizona Coalition for Military Families issues the Arizona Veteran Survey. The last survey, released in 2019, asks veterans, their families and the community to identify the needs that exist across Arizona. Recognizing that our state is vastly diverse in geography, demographics and infrastructure, the survey is a terrific tool for us to identify ways to make …

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COVID-19 Vaccines are Free, Safe and Effective

According to Johns Hopkins University, we’ve lost more than 609,000 Americans to COVID-19 since the start of this pandemic.

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A Conversation with Dr. Jon Perez

A founding member of the Secure Your Weapon development team discusses how he coined the phrase and shares how the initiative was born. Literally hundreds of millions of dollars and years of effort have gone into veteran suicide prevention, without much positive movement. Clearly something was missing. But what, and how to address it? Two years ago, a couple of …

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Suicide Prevention Starts with Securing Your Weapon

One way that you can play a role in working to reduce suicide in Arizona is by learning contemporary facts from trusted sources and taking simple safety precautions.  Research shows that access to a firearm in the home increases the risk of suicide death by 300%. – Andrew Anglemyer, Ph.D., Tara Horvath, M.A., George Rutherford, M.D. The Annals of Internal Medicine, …

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Arizona’s Ecosystem of Support for Service Members, Veterans and Their Families

At its basic level, the Be Connected Ecosystem of Support offers a holistic approach to ensure that service members, veterans and their families receive the care and support they deserve.

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ACMF Director Thomas Winkel Testifies Before the U.S. House of Representatives

It was my distinct honor to be invited to testify in a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on May 26, 2021. The hearing was focused on the impact of COVID-19 on veteran employment.

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